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Auckland Zoo Review

Since the 1990s, this zoo, 6 km (4 miles) west of Auckland, has focused on providing its animals with the most natural habitats possible, as well as on breeding and conservation. The primates area, sea lion and penguin shores, and the Pridelands section, where lions, giraffes, zebra, springbok, rhino, and ostriches range in savannalike grasslands, best exemplify this approach. To catch a glimpse of New Zealand flora and fauna, spend time in the New Zealand Native Aviary, where you walk among the birds, and the Kiwi and Tuatara Nocturnal House, which are at opposite ends of the zoo. A number of music events are held in summer.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Motions Rd., Western Springs, 1022 | Map It
  • Phone: 09/360–3805
  • Cost: NZ$20
  • Hours: June–Aug., daily 9:30–5; Sept.–May, daily 9:30–5:30
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  • Location: Western Springs
Updated: 03-05-2014

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